Kizer Cutlery Ki5466A2 Matt Cucchiara Dukes Flipper 3.58" S35VN Stonewashed Blade, Dark Milled Titanium Handles
KUKI5466A2: Ki5466A2 Matt Cucchiara Dukes Folding Knife, Dark Stonewashed
The Ki5466A2 Dukes flipper by Kizer Cutlery is a collaborative project between Kizer and custom knifemaker Matt Cucchiara of Cucchiara Custom Knives and it might just be our favorite yet. With the "chipped flint" Anso-style milled titanium handle, the Dukes will stand out from the crowd. Its true EDC size and stellar design style make this knife a treasure to hold. Smooth action with ceramic bearings and steel lock bar insert further add to the premium folder that will be the ace up your sleeve. It features a 3.58" stonewashed CPM-S35VN blade with a drop point shape and finger choil. The bearing pivot system allows for unbelievably smooth blade opening, as with all Kizer knives. But somehow this one seems to flip better and smoother than any other. Even the least accomplished "flippers" in our building can fire this blade out like a rocket. The dark stonewashed titanium handles are intricately milled for grip and are some of the most comfortable we've ever held. Every surface and every edge is contoured for comfort and gives the knife a very high-class look and feel. It features a replaceable steel lockbar insert that doubles as an overtravel preventer and comes with a tip up carry, milled titanium pocket clip.
Kizer uses high-tech wire EDM machines to cut the parts. This method is slower than laser or water jet but feel quality is worth the wait. Each component in Kizer knives are precision machined and engineered to the finest tolerances. The final fit, finish, action and sharpness of each knife are achieved entirely by hand, employing the irreplaceable craftsmanship developed by generations of cutler masters. Dedicated craftsman honoring the long-term goal of making the best knives possible is what Kizer brings to you.
The Bladesmith Series is Kizer's collaboration/partnerships with the custom knife world. They license designs from custom knifemakers and forge a partnership utilizing the best from both sides. The custom designers bring their innovative and unique designs, while Kizer brings their highly specialized technical manufacturing expertise and quality. Together, they create products that proudly bears the names of the designer and Kizer Cutlery.
Innovation is power. Always living on the edge, always searching for the unknown, always braving the next horizon. Whether overbuilt to take on the world, or emerge stylish and full of grace, innovation is the separation from the mundane. Collaborating with some of the best creative minds in knife making and designs, Kizer presents the Bladesmith Series. Exceptional designs and impeccable craftsmanship, this is passion for never ending adventures!
Kizer Cutlery Uses
- High grade materials
- High quality workmanship
- High speed CNC Milling machines
- Wire EDM cutting tools
- Blade Length: 3.58" (91 mm)
- Cutting Edge: 4.96" (126 mm)
- Overall Length: 8.54" (217 mm)
- Blade Material: CPM-S35VN Stainless Steel
- Thickness: 0.177" (4.5 mm)
- Blade Hardness: 58-60HRC
- Blade Style: Drop Point
- Blade Grind: Hollow
- Blade Finish: Stonewash
- Handle Material: Milled 6Al4V Titanium, Dark Stonewashed Finish
- Locking Mechanism: Frame
- Pivot Assembly: Bearings
- Pocket Clip: Titanium (Tip-Up, Right Carry)
- Weight: 4.6 oz. (130 g)
- Designer: Matt Cucchiara
- Includes Steel Lockbar Insert/Overtravel Preventer
- Made in China
Developed by Chris Reeve, it functions like a liner lock but the lock is comprised of one of the handle scales. It's an extremely strong and easy to manipulate lock.
Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
A tougher steel than S30V, it retains the excellent corrosive properties and ability to take an edge, but improves on the ability to hold that edge.
A nonferrous metal, it's prized for its high strength to weight ratio and is often used on higher end knives.
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